Tank Johnson met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York yesterday to discuss legal problems that landed the Chicago Bears defensive tackle in jail.
No disciplinary action was immediately handed down by the league. The meeting came three days after Johnson was released from the Cook County Jail in Illinois, where he served 60 days of a 120-day sentence for violating probation on a weapons charge.
NFL spokesman Randall Liu said he did not know when Goodell would make a decision on disciplinary action.
Also, the Bears expect to see starting defensive end Alex Brown at their minicamp this weekend even though Brown says he's seeking a trade. Brown told Sirius NFL Radio that he had asked the Bears for permission to work out a trade.
Streamlined draft? NFL owners will discuss reducing the time for each pick in the first two rounds of the draft. The owners will meet in Nashville on Tuesday to award the 2011 Super Bowl, and also will talk about decreasing the 15 minutes allowed for each first-round draft choice. League spokesman Greg Aiello said no decision was expected in Nashville.
Texans. Kailee Wong, a linebacker for Houston since the franchise's inception in 2002, retired after nine NFL seasons. Wong, 30, finished his career with a Texans-record 15 sacks.
Vikings. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota's first-round draft pick, will not need surgery to repair a collarbone that was broken twice last season, an injury that may have caused him to slip to the seventh pick in April's NFL draft.
The Vikings said that the injury was healing on its own and that Peterson would be ready for contact drills when training camp opens.
Falcons. A prosecutor, sheriff and investigators are scheduled to meet Monday in Norfolk, Va., to review evidence collected in the weeks since dogs and equipment associated with dog fighting were seized from a home owned by Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick. No charges have been filed in the case.
Packers. Quarterback Brett Favre has changed his mind and now is expected to attend the team's mandatory minicamp beginning tomorrow, the Associated Press said.
A hit in London. The first regular-season NFL game outside North America is shaping up as a hot ticket. The first 40,000 tickets for the Oct. 28 game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants at London's new Wembley Stadium sold in 90 minutes yesterday.